The 6 step negativity detox

Even the most positive people experience negativity from time to time – it’s part of what makes us human. In very small doses, negativity can actually be pretty helpful, since it’s our mind’s method of keeping us safe by highlighting the bad in things. In larger doses however, it can dramatically limit our potential and … Read moreThe 6 step negativity detox

Making this 1 simple change skyrocketed employee productivity, happiness, and creativity

Here’s the policy one company tried for seven weeks. It worked. Really, really well. As workplaces try to mimic the brag-worthy benefits and culture of tech giants, many employees are left with well-intentioned (but poorly executed) perks and work environments. In place of on-site chefs, there are drawers overflowing with junk food. The open floor plan? Don’t … Read moreMaking this 1 simple change skyrocketed employee productivity, happiness, and creativity

Cannabis for pain and PTSD ‘lacks high-quality evidence’

There is not enough high-quality scientific evidence to support the use of cannabis as an effective and safe treatment for chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder. This was the conclusion of two systematic reviews conducted by the United States Department for Veteran Affairs and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The use of cannabis, or … Read moreCannabis for pain and PTSD ‘lacks high-quality evidence’

Through The Eyes of a Caregiver~ Polishing The Muddy Lenses of the World

I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. Everything has a story behind it, just like every color can be seen as beautiful no matter … Read moreThrough The Eyes of a Caregiver~ Polishing The Muddy Lenses of the World

House Full of Hope

Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I … Read moreHouse Full of Hope

PTSD and Events That Cause It

Anxiety is not PTSD. Anxiety is the fear of something that has not yet occurred. PTSD is anxiety related to a traumatic event that triggered a fight or flight event that the brain creates to protect an individual. Anxiety is still a traumatic disorder different circumstances cause the fear and stress, and there are modes … Read morePTSD and Events That Cause It